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Aaron Kwan November 29, 2010 REL 301- Professor Albertson Book Review: God’s Heart Has No Borders In God’s Heart Has No Borders , Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo analyzes the relationship between religion and migration by immersing herself in various communities on an intimate level. Understanding that each group of activists for immigrant rights is unique in its particular goals and strategies, Hondagneu-Sotelo focuses on one tactic in particular—the use of religion in promoting and developing such activism. She defines religion as being much like a “tool kit that can be utilized to build different projects (19),” and explains several examples in which religion has been used to advance the goals of particular immigrant rights activists groups. Hondagneu-Sotelo examines how various activist groups involve religious faith and resources to guide moral decisions, as well as the reasons for which these groups choose to implement religion as a tool for growth. The place of religion in
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